Herbert Franklin Fisk Papers
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Scope and Contents
The Herbert F. Fisk Papers, spanning the period from 1874 to 1917, are arranged in nine folders, filling one box. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and writings by Fisk, including his report as Principal of the Northwestern University Academy in 1896, and the typescript of his chapter on the administration of President Joseph Cummings for Wilde's Northwestern University: A History (1905).
The collection also includes a folder of clippings relating to Fisk's "causes," the anti-tobacco and anti-saloon movements; a small folder of biographical information; a few pages (undated) apparently from a diary or journal kept by Fisk; and a commemorative volume issued in honor of his 30th anniversary as Principal of the Northwestern University Academy.
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Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at email@example.com or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
Herbert F. Fisk came to Northwestern University as Principal of the Preparatory School in 1873, and spent the remainder of his career at Northwestern. He was given a concurrent appointment as Professor of Pedagogy (a title later changed to Professor of Education) in Northwestern's College of Liberal Arts. The 30th anniversary of Fisk's principalship was celebrated in the fall of 1903 with a special conference on secondary education. He retired as Principal of the Academy in June of 1904, but continued to teach in the University until the close of the 1915-1916 academic year. His papers, spanning the period from 1874 to 1917, are arranged in nine folders, filling one box. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and writings by Fisk, including his report as Principal of the Northwestern University Academy in 1896, and the typescript of his chapter on the administration of President Joseph Cummings for Wilde's Northwestern University: A History (1905).
Method of Acquisition
Fisk's lap desk (see separations below) was presented to the University Archives in February, 1974, by his granddaughter, Mrs. James Forsythe. The remainder of the collection was received from unknown sources prior to June 1, 1974.
Fisk's lap desk has been added to the Archives' artifact collection; photographs have been removed to the photograph collection.
Katherine Giese; ca. 1975. James G. Carson; August 22, 1985. TW; May 2, 1990.
- Guide to the Herbert Franklin Fisk Papers
- Katherine Giese; James G. Carson
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